Headlines for Friday, August 4, 2006

  • Artie Schiller to Rebound in Fourstardave 'Cap

    Artie Schiller, yet to win in two starts this season, is the clear standout in a field of five entered for the $150,000 Fourstardave Handicap (gr. IIT) at 1 1/16 miles on the Saratoga turf Sunday.

  • Shillelagh Slew Returns in Breeders' Stakes

    Shillelagh Slew will attempt to win his second Canadian Triple Crown event in a row on Sunday in the $500,000 Breeders' Stakes, a 12-furlong event over Woodbine's E.P. Taylor Turf Course.

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    Stormy Kiss Lasts to Wire in Honorable Miss

    Lael Stable's Stormy Kiss overcame a stumble at the start to earn a front-running victory under Javier Castellano in Friday's $150,000 Honorable Miss Handicap (gr. II) for fillies and mares at six furlongs. She held off the fast closing Malibu Mint by a neck at Saratoga.

  • Saratoga Diary: Pointer Sisters Play for Good Cause

    Equine Advocates, an organization founded by Susan Wagner a decade ago to make certain that horses received protection from slaughter, abuse and abandonment, honored Staci and Arthur Hancock at its annual fund-raiser on Thursday night.

  • Robert L. Evans, Churchill Downs president and CEO, said Magna and his company can enhance the racing experience in New York.

    Churchill Downs, Magna Join Forces in Bid for New York Racing Franchise

    Churchill Downs Incorporated and Magna Entertainment Corp., the two largest track-operating companies in the U.S., announced Friday that they have entered into an agreement to cooperate in the bidding process for the New York racetrack franchise, which is currently held by the New York Racing Association and will expire Dec. 31, 2007.

  • Regular Gate Maintenance Ordered at Ohio Tracks

    The Ohio State Racing Commission has ordered racetracks to ensure regular maintenance is performed on starting gates in the wake of a malfunction that resulted in the $100,000 Queen City Oaks at River Downs being called a "no contest."